Kundapur; Sept 24: An antecedent or background is an important ingredient for the growth of any place. There were many famous carving sculptors in religious, holy and tourist place like Mudeshwara. Many of them have become famous and still there were many, who were hiding in between the leaves, have not established themselves in the field in spite of their good talents and potentials. Out of them, Satish Manju Devadiga, a resident of Bhatrahithlu, Murdeshwara is an established and famous wood and stone carving sculptor.
The man, who was born in the family where there was no knowledge about the art but Satish used to take keen interest in arts. Because of his family’s economical condition due to poverty, he had to discontinue his studies in 9th standard. When he was looking for a job because of his uncle and aunt’s blessings, he joined C K Kamatha Institute, Udupi with the support of Canara bank. After finishing his training in Shilpakala, he started working with well known, famous sculptor Kalamudkur Shri Narayana Acharya and his son shree Harish Acharya for gaining an experience. Under them he has started working in temples carving works like Padubidri’s Yellur Vishwanatha temple’s carving and by the grace of Dr Veerendra Heggade; he has done wood carving works of Dharmasthala Kshetra temple under Shree Narayana Acharya.
Thereafter, in Moodbidri he did Venkataramana temple’s mantap works and also he has done Mangalore Car Street’s Venkataramana temple’s wooden carving works. Besides he also worked under Shri Jagadish Bhat, Byndoor in Maharashtra, Ahmadabad Nagar’s Mohtadevi temple’s 14ft x10 ft giant size main door works.
Now with the help of Canara bank, Venkatapura branch, he started his own workshop in his native place Murdeshwara after purchasing required machineries and tools. He has employed 5 unemployed people in his workshop to work under him. Appreciating his works, Barkur Herady’s shree Raghavendra Acharya has given the wooden carving works of Saligrama’s Laxmi Venkataramana Temple, Chimpi and Perdur’s Anantha Padmanabha temple’s works.
He also worked with Udupi’s shri Rajashekar Hebbar in the preparation of Badami’s chariot works. Along with this, he is also doing Hasan Belur’s Veerabhadra temple’s wooden carving works in Murdeshwar.Chariot carving works of Manikolalu in Kundapur has enhanced his eagerness for his achievements in art of sculptor.